Saturday, August 27, 2011

Nutella Gourmet Double Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Nutella Frosting Recipe

4 - 1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose white flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Frosting Ingredients:
Heavy cream or milk
Confectionery sugar
pure  vanilla
instant coffee
optional  chocolate curls (made with shaved milk chocolate candy bars) or chopped hazelnuts

350 degrees hot oven

Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in sugar until well mixed.
Add eggs, vanilla and salt and beat well until combined.
Fold in flour and mix just until smooth add chocolate chips.
Pour into a 9 inch square buttered and floured pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Cool completely frost with recipe below.  Let dry a few hours before cutting, or if you can't wait like us, place on a plate drizzle the frosting over the top and enjoy!

Mocha Nutella Frosting
1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk add more for easy flow of frosting. 
1 teaspoon dried instant coffee
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons Nutella
1 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla

Combine 1 tablespoon milk with 1 teaspoon instant coffee and stir until coffee is dissolved.
In a medium size bowl add Nutella, sugar, vanilla, and the 1 tablespoon coffee-milk mixture. Mix well with an electric mixer, adding more milk if necessary for easy flow of frosting. Spread over brownies. Sprinkle with chocolate curls or chopped hazelnuts.
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